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Jobs: director and immigration advisor, Hackney Migrant Centre

Jobs: director and immigration advisor, Hackney Migrant Centre

Hackney Migrant Centre is currently recruiting to fill two positions: a Director and an Immigration Advisor. Details of each vacancy can be read below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss either role, please contact us at recruitment@hackneymigrantcentre.co.uk.

Director

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to undertake overall responsibility for the running of HMC as it delivers its purpose to support migrants primarily in Hackney, and the wider London community, to access rights and overcome injustice in the immigration system. The postholder will be responsible for strategic development and the effective operation of HMC’s services and have oversight of the organisation’s finance, administration and governance. The postholder will take overall responsibility for staffing, and line-manage a team of staff.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £42,363 (NJC Scale 35, progressing to Scale 38 and including £3,473 London Weighting)

To apply, please

Deadline for applications: Monday 31 January 2022, at midnight

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals, those who are migrants or refugees, and who have lived experience of the impact of immigration policy and practice.

We will acknowledge receipt of all applications. However, we will only respond further to those who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful.

Immigration Advisor

This is a new role, as investing in in-house legal capacity is a long-term strategic priority for HMC. By employing an in-house Immigration Advisor, the aim is to provide advice and legal representation for visitors who would otherwise struggle to access the legal advice they need or where further delay to find a representative would be particularly detrimental. We have secured funding for three years from Trust for London to employ an Immigration Advisor and have prepared an application to register with OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner).

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: NJC Scale 25 to 27 plus LW. Starting at point 25 i.e. £33,146 pa

Qualification: OISC L3 or solicitor or IAAS Level 2

To apply, please

Deadline for applications: Monday  31 January 2022, at midnight

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals, those who are migrants or refugees, and who have lived experience of the impact of immigration policy and practice.

We will acknowledge receipt of all applications. However, we will only respond further to those who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful.

The Free Movement blog was founded in 2007 by Colin Yeo, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers specialising in immigration law. The blog provides updates and commentary on immigration and asylum law by a variety of authors.